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Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,547
To provide professional development for two staff members at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
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Pope
Recipient
Pipestone County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,178
To provide professional development for two staff members at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Pipestone
Recipient
Ann Bickle Heritage House
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,810
To replace the roof on the Ann Bickle House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and currently used as a women's center.
Pope
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,655

To provide better storage conditions, allowing for greater public access to objects in the collection.

Pope
Recipient
City of Canby
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop a Historic Structure Report that will help preserve the Canby Theatre, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Yellow Medicine
Big Stone
Chippewa
Lyon
Pipestone
Recipient
Pipestone County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,600

The PCHS updated PastPerfect Museum software from 3.0 to 5.0. This has improved the overall management and public accessibility of the collections.

Specifically, the software has made the Schoolhouse and the Military Uniform collections more searchable, traceable and available to researchers. Staff also have more complete information about what objects are housed in the Museum.

Pipestone
Recipient
City of Pipestone
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Pipestone Historic Water Tower, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Pipestone
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,750

The Pope County Historical Society hired experienced an HVAC engineer, to conduct an evaluation of their mechanical system.  This included three site visits to document current conditions through interviews, photos and temperature/humidity dataloggers placed throughout the museum.   With this information, they prepared a written analysis including recommendations to improve the HVAC system toward current museum standards.

Pope
Recipient
Ann Bickle Heritage House
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,200
To replace the poorly-functioning furnace in the Ann Bickle Heritage House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Pope
Recipient
City of Canby
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified professionals to repair the marquee on the historic Canby Theatre, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Big Stone
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Pipestone
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Pipestone County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To contract with qualified professionals to prepare planning documents that will help preserve the Pipestone Masonic Temple (Ferris Grand Block), listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Pipestone
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,391
To install climate control that meets museum standards in order to better preserve collections that document Pope County history.
Pope
Recipient
Pipestone County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to identify and research World War I veterans in Pipestone County.
Pipestone
Recipient
Jackson County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,006
To microfilm newspapers from Jackson, Pipestone, and Ramsey Counties to broaden public accessibility.
Jackson
Pipestone
Ramsey
Washington
Recipient
Reclaim Community
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire a qualified historian to complete the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for Jasper School.

Pipestone
Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system in preparation for better control of the Kensington Area Heritage Society museum environment.
Douglas
Grant
Pope
Stevens
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,654
To add 95 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to make primary records more accessible to the public.
Pope
Recipient
City of Pipestone
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$830
To add 47 standard Minnesota historic preservation titles to broaden public accessibility.
Pipestone
Recipient
Pipestone County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To conduct an inspection of the external elements of the Old City Hall building in Pipestone, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Pipestone
Recipient
Pipestone County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a historic architect to assess the restoration needs for the historic Pipestone City Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and current home of the Pipestone County Museum.
Pipestone
Recipient
Pipestone County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$122,627
To hire qualified professionals to replace the roof and rehabilitate the windows on the Pipestone City Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Pipestone
Recipient
Pipestone Indian Shrine Association
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,000
To hire a qualified historical architect to prepare drawings preparatory to historic preservation work on the Pipestone Indian Boarding School Superintendent's Residence, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Pipestone
Recipient
Pipestone, City of
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,036,831
Fund Source

Construct treatment plant improvements

Pipestone
Recipient
Pope County
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$152,655
To restore the entrance and landscape of the Pope County Courthouse, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Pope
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,170
To hire a qualified historian to research the history of Pope County for the upcoming 150th anniversary in 2016.
Pope
Recipient
Ann Bickle House
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,990
To preserve the original stucco and foundation of the Ann Bickle House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Pope
Recipient
Terrace Mill Foundation
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
To hire a qualified historical architect and engineer to prepare an assessment of the foundation of Terrace Mill, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Pope
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Inert museum storage was created for the ethnographically and historically significant Helbing Collection of American Indian Arts and Crafts as recommended in a museum assessment.

Pope
Recipient
Rockford Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To hire qualified professionals to produce a
Hennepin
Pipestone
Ramsey
Wright
Recipient
Pipestone County
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$93,500

To contract with qualified professionals to prepare construction documents for the preservation of Split Rock Bridge, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Pipestone
Recipient
Starbuck, City of
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$644,750
Fund Source

Construct wastewater treatment improvements to meet TMDL wasteload requirement

Pope
Recipient
Starbuck, City of
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

Construct wastewater treatment improvements to meet phosphorus discharge requirements

Pope
Recipient
Terrace Mill Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,088

The Terrace grist mill was built in 1903. In 1967, the mill was abandoned. In 1979, the non-profit Terrace Mill Foundation was incorporated, purchased the mill and began a 30 year commitment to restoring and maintaining the mill and property.

The Foundation is managed by a volunteer board of directors. Today, the three story mill contains a circa 1900 general store, museum of mill artifacts, gift shop, historic media center, Pioneer Playhouse Theater and Wheeler Art Gallery. In July, 1979, the Terrace Mill District was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Pope
Recipient
Society for the Study of Local and Regional History
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,932

To hire qualified professionals to publish an essay on women in Southwest Minnesota during World War I.

Cottonwood
Lyon
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Rock
Recipient
Minnesota Archaeological Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To revise, supplement, and reprint "Red Pipestone Quarry of Minnesota" (1983).
Pipestone
Recipient
Society for the Study of Local and Regional History
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,568
To hire a qualified historian to conduct primary source research on the history of women's activities in southwestern Minnesota during World War I.
Lyon
Murray
Pipestone
Rock
Recipient
Chippewa Falls Township
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,682

The Chippewa Falls Townhall has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979 as part of the Terrace Mill Historic District.

Storm damage accelerated the need for repairs to the more deteriorated areas of the building. Four areas were identified for this repair project. Roof shingles were replaced, the bell tower was restored, cornice returns were reconstructed and window frames and sashes were repaired, reglued and repainted. These maintainance measures are estimated to provide the building with protection from the elements for the next twenty years.

Pope
Recipient
Trosky, City of
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,300
Fund Source

Evaluate alternatives to fix failing septic systems in unsewered area

Pipestone
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota for Morris Campus
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,269
To compile a comprehensive guide to historic resources documenting Walden Township (Pope County) preparatory to writing a history
Pope
Recipient
Pipestone County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,376

To create a 40-page walking tour booklet and integrated web assets of Pipestone Commercial Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Pipestone